Thursday, January 5, 2012

How's Your Path?

Was thinking about this post from last January this morning and thought I would put it up again.

Early African Christians were earnest and regular in private devotions. Each one reportedly had a separate spot in the thicket where he would pour out his heart to God. Over time the paths to these places became well worn. As a result, if one of these believers began to neglect prayer, it was soon apparent to the others. They would kindly remind the negligent one, "Brother, the grass grows on your path."

Prayerfulness above all other things, expresses our desperate need for God. If that is true, then prayerlessness for a Christian is as arrogant and defiant of a sin as could ever be named.

Mow your path...and don't pray petty, self-indulgent, small god prayers. Don't pray out of obligation or duty, but pray because enjoying him is incomparable to any other enjoyment. Pray like your life depends on it...because it does.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the reminder to "mow my path". According to Brandie there was talk about "paths" at Passion. If you get a chance, check out the HUGE hand that was lit in Centenial Park at the conference with 40,000 college students watching. Go to CNN. Search "Passion Conference" and click on the tab that says something about college students trying to end modern day slavery. There is video. And...PS...Your kid is pretty darn cute in the pics posted yesterday!